New Mexico State University Library: Social Sciences Librarian

New Mexico State University Library

Position: Social Sciences Librarian

Deadline: Review of applications will begin April 12, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

The New Mexico State University Library invites applications for the position of Reference and Research Services Social Sciences Librarian, Assistant Professor. Requisition #2007002331

Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant university and Carnegie designated high research institution. NMSU is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and is classified as a Title V Minority Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The University is located in the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces, which offers a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. For additional information, visit

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Reference and Research Services—Social Sciences Librarian provides both general and specialized reference services, which includes traditional and electronic services and evening and weekend hours. Participates in the Library's instruction program, which includes course-related instruction sessions, for-credit courses and instructional workshops. Contributes to the development of the Library’s collections. Cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students in assigned areas. As a member of the library faculty, this position is responsible for achievement in librarianship, research and creative activity, and service. This position reports to the Head of the Reference & Research Services Department.

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited program by date of hire. Strong commitment to public service and outreach. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, student, and community members. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and adapt to change. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred: Academic or work experience in the social sciences. Teaching or training experience in a classroom setting. Experience using and teaching a variety of print and electronic resources.

POSITION INFORMATION: This is a 9-month appointment, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. Salary: $32,500 (entry level). For benefits see the University’s web page at

To Apply
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications, a resume, and names, addresses, (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to Marti Torres, Business Operations Specialist, NMSU Library, Box 30006, MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006; fax 505-646-6940; e-mail Review of applications will begin April 12, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, visit

NMSU is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and all under-represented groups. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of the individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.